Archive for the “Travel Lists” Category

15 Things I Hate About Backpacking

I’ve been backpacking for over five years now. That’s a long time to travel period, let alone staying in hostels, dorm rooms, living out of the same backpack, and traveling on the cheap. I really love this form of travel though, which is why I’ve continued to do it for so many years. I enjoy hostels, meeting people, light travel, the wild adventures, the youthful vibe, and not having guides and tours hold my hand the whole way. Plus, I […]

Five Destinations Under 30 Dollars Per Day

We all want to take that vacation, career break, or gap year, but with the way the economy is right now, many people are concerned about being financially stable. To some, travel is not an option. It is a luxury. However, the idea that travel is always expensive is simply not true. There are plenty of great travel destinations in the world that won’t break your bank once you’re there. Here are five of my favorites places to travel on […]

My Favorite Travel Blogs of 2010

Everyday, more and more people are starting travel blogs. It’s hard to keep up with them all. I wish I could because I love reading people’s travel stories. They keep me excited about life on the road. But there’s too many blogs to read. Yet I do have some favorites and I wanted to bring your attention to some great travel sites that are worth reading: (Note: I picked blogs that weren’t already popular and well known as I wanted […]

Top Signs You’re A Frequent Flier

With all the flying I’ve been doing lately, I’ve come to realize I may fly too much. I feel like Ryan Bingham from Up in the Air or at the least Johnny Jet. Over the next six weeks, I will be traveling to several destinations in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia for both business and pleasure. It’s a hectic travel schedule and one that will definitely help me rack up a lot of frequent flier miles. I’m going […]

Great Festivals of the World

Festivals. A place where people looking to have a great time can dance, listen to great music, celebrate, party, have fun, and relax. They happen all over the world for many different reasons. Some celebrate religion, some the new year, some art, some the harvest- whatever the reason, every month, somewhere in the world, you’ll find people descending on a location to celebrate and share a common experience. If you don’t like crowds, they probably aren’t for you. But if […]

This one time, while traveling….

Last weekend I met some old friends from college I haven’t seen since graduation. They wanted to know one thing about my travels: “What were my crazy stories? What were the wild things that have happened to me?” I don’t often think about the crazy things that happen while I’m traveling. To me, they are just part of the whole travel experience- stories no good or worse than all the rest. Even the bad is still good. Yet forced to […]

Thirteen Other Great Travel Websites

As I mentioned in a previous post, last week was the 2nd annual travel blogging conference. Besides having an awesome video that re-inspired me and being a great excuse for 250 travelers to party together, it was also a chance to meet some of the other travelers I spent most of my day talking to and whose websites I frequently read. While a lot of attention always goes to the “top sites” out there, that doesn’t mean there aren’t other […]

More Great Travel Movies

Way back in 2008, I created a list of ten of the best travel movies ever created for film. It’s a great list. Check it out. However, since then, there have been a lot of great travel movies made and, even on the first list, I neglected some others that inspired us to get out on the road or gave us film we could relate to. Therefore, in a long overdue update to my original list, here are nine more […]

The Best Travel Tweeters on Twitter

Just like everyone has their own good iPhone travel apps list, everyone has their own best travel Twitterers list. Most just create a long list of a lot of names. With this list, I broke it down into categories and tried to give you people who are considered experts in what they do and command a big following: (Last Updated: April 2012) Bloggers Gary Ardnt (@everywheretrip) – Gary has been traveling around the world for about 3 years and has […]

What Kind of Backpacker Are You?

You always hear about the distinction made between tourists and backpackers, but even among backpackers, we love to group each other into categories by who is the better traveler. Check into any hostel, and you will find a variety of different travelers wearing their distinctive tribal gear. Here are some of the more common that can be found in a hostel’s jungle: The Spiritual Traveler Usually white, western, and sometimes young, traveler spiritus has come to find himself. Exploring local […]